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 The Literati and Chan Buddhism

Jiang Wu

in Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195333572
eISBN:
9780199868872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333572.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores how Confucian literati, especially Wang Yangming's followers, helped to reshape Chan communities through their reinterpretation of Chan teaching. The focus of this chapter is ... More


Beyond Banks: The Local Logic of Informal Finance and Private Sector Development in China

Kellee S. Tsai

in Informal Finance in China: American and Chinese Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195380644
eISBN:
9780199869329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380644.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the main types of informal finance in terms of legality and local variation, finding that the more institutionalized forms of informal finance depend on political bargains ... More


Huang Binhong: The Artistic Legacy

Claire Roberts

in Friendship in Art: Fou Lei and Huang Binhong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028405
eISBN:
9789882207738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028405.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the death and legacy of Huang Binhong. Binhong's son offered to give his collection to the state, but it was rejected. In retaliation, Fou Lei readily spoke up on behalf of his ... More


Police Academies

Frederic Wakeman

in Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234079
eISBN:
9780520928763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234079.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the history of police academies in China. The first modern police force in China was created in Changsha during the Hundred Days of Reform in 1898. This chapter discusses the ... More


“Preserving the Bonds of Kin” Genealogy Masters and Genealogy Production in the Jiangsu-Zhejiang Area in the Qing and Republican Periods

Xu Xiaoman

in Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231269
eISBN:
9780520927797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231269.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the actual process of genealogy compilation in the Jiangsu-Zhejiang area in China during the Qing and Republican periods. It investigates how and how often genealogies were ... More


Oligarchic Decommodification?: Sectoral Unions and Crises of Representation

Eli Friedman

in Insurgency Trap: Labor Politics in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452697
eISBN:
9780801470516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452697.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Based on a comparison of sectoral unions in Guangzhou and southeast Zhejiang, this chapter analyzes the impact of regional political economy on organizational form and innovation. Unions in Zhejiang ... More


Recasting the Media System: Network Convergence and Digital TV

Yu Hong

in Networking China: The Digital Transformation of the Chinese Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040917
eISBN:
9780252099434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040917.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter argues that the 2008 global economic crisis and the economic restructuring that followed have accelerated state-led digitization, corporation, and capital accumulation within the state ... More


Education Is Key to a Stronger Country

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

In an attempt to raise the quality of education in China's universities, Deng Xiaoping introduced the National Higher Education Entrance Examination so that students are admitted into universities ... More


Reformation for Salvation: The Buddhist Movement in the Jails and Prisons of 1920s Zhejiang and Jiangsu

Jan Kiely

in The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300185942
eISBN:
9780300186376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185942.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

By the 1920s the penal reformation system originally established in major cities came to be developed in certain far-flung county-towns by local county magistrates and wardens and was supported by ... More


A New Course in the Countryside

Roderick MacFarquhar

in The Origins of the Cultural Revolution: Volume 3: The Coming of the Cataclysm 1961-1966

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192149978
eISBN:
9780191670084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192149978.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the Sixty Articles on Agriculture launched by the Chinese government to relieve the famine, establish an incentive system in the commune system, and reinvigorate agriculture. ... More


Introduction

in Modern China's Network Revolution: Chambers of Commerce and Sociopolitical Change in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774093
eISBN:
9780804777872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774093.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the over 200 chambers of commerce within the Lower Yangzi region—the socioeconomic heartland of modern China—with a ... More


Local Elites and the State: Managing Wuxi during the Warlord Era

Toby Lincoln

in Urbanizing China in War and Peace: The Case of Wuxi County

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841003
eISBN:
9780824868017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841003.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The book now turns to the role of the state in shaping urbanization, and argues that during the period of the Beiyang Government in the early 1920s, it was weak and therefore unable to influence the ... More


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